Right ventricular reversible perfusion defects

  • Fadi G HageEmail author
Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

We thank Zhou et al.1 for their careful reading of our manuscript2 and for pointing out an error in the abstract. We agree that the age and gender were not statistically different between the cases and controls. In fact, no statistical comparison was intended, and we did not report any statistical tests in the body of the manuscript or in Table 1. The reference to statistical comparison in the abstract is an editorial error. As Zhou et al. point out, this does not exert any influence on the results or conclusion of our study. We again thank them for raising our attention to this oversight.



  1. 1.
    Zhou C, Shi J, Liu Y. Letter to the editor for a mistake found in a proof-of-principle study on right ventricular. J Nucl Cardiol. 2019. Scholar
  2. 2.
    Farag AA, Heo J, Tauxe L, Bhambhvani P, Germano G, Kavanagh P, et al. Detection and quantitation of right ventricular reversible perfusion defects by stress SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging: A proof-of-principle study. J Nucl Cardiol. 2019;26:266–71.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of MedicineUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Section of CardiologyBirmingham Veterans Affairs Medical CenterBirminghamUSA

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